Named Clothing - Stella Raglan Blouse & Dress


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A vintage-style blouse and dress that are characterised by their raglan sleeves and low cut armhole creating a blouson shape. The dress has a classic feminine pussy bow collar and vent at the neckline, gathered at the waist and cuffs with elastic so although this is a smart looking dress, it is easy to pull on and go. It is lined apart from the sleeves so you can make it in a lightweight swishy fabric and it still be suitable for the colder months. The blouse features a triangular collar with traditional narrow blouse cuffs but with the option of two snaps for best fit (and ease of making!) It also fastens down the centre front with snaps.

Sizes: EUR 32 to 50 (US 0-18, UK 4-22).

Choose a light weight, non-stretch fabric with drape for both the blouse and the dress. Suitable fabrics for the shell of the dress are chiffon and similar translucent fabric, and stretch charmeuse for the lining. The sample blouse is made of polyester satin. The sample dress is made of polyester chiffon. Note that for patterned or napped fabrics the fabric requirement may be higher.

You will need:
Fabric for the blouse: 145 – 240 cm/ 1½ – 2¾ yd
Fusible interfacing for the blouse: 85 cm/ 1 yd
Small snaps for the blouse (diameter approx. 1.2 cm/ ½”): 12 pcs
Fabric for the dress: 260 – 335 cm/ 3 – 3¾ yd
Lining fabric for the dress: 215 – 220 cm/ 2½ yd
7 mm/ ¼” wide elastic for the dress: Approx. your waist measurement + 40 cm / ½ yd

See image for full material requirements and sizing.

Please note that these patterns require tracing but the pieces do not overlap, and the seam allowance is included.